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2018 Press Releases

February 08, 2018

Reed Exhibitions Modernizes IT Infrastructure with Nutanix

Nutanix announced that Reed Exhibitions (REED), the world's leading event’s organizer is enjoying a 30 percent improvement in operational efficiencies after migrating its business-critical enterprise applications to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software.

In a seamless, trouble-free migration, REED brought multiple business critical enterprise applications such as SAP, Microsoft SQL, and Landesk onto a single, hyperconverged infrastructure. Since then, the company has experienced a 30 percent increase in application performance, and a 30 percent reduction in time needed for infrastructure management, as well as nearly unlimited capabilities to scale for future expansion.

In addition, additional savings were also generated from reduced IT resources, power-consumer, and data centre space.

"We were considering several different solution options until we came across Nutanix at an industry conference in Singapore, which by far presented the most simple and scalable solution," said John Moses, Senior Regional IT Infrastructure Manager, Reed Exhibitions. "We were impressed with the efficiency and ease of deployment, and after first implementing Nutanix in our Singapore operations, we are now in discussions to expand the solution to our other geographic locations. It has really proven its value when it comes to improving REED's workflow and overall efficiency."

Matt Young SVP and Head of Asia-Pacific and Japan, Nutanix added, "As the world's leading event organizers, REED understands the value of keeping infrastructure simple, efficient and scalable for rapid expansion. We are glad to see the multiple benefits that the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software has brought to both the local and regional teams and look forward to working with REED and our partner, IIJ Global Solutions, to continue adding value to their business."

Previously, REED's IT infrastructure was running on legacy systems comprised of 20 to 25 different servers. With the rapid expansion of REED's business, however, the Singapore hub was finding managing multiple IT solutions a challenge. The firm was therefore looking for the right technology partner to provide scalable and efficient IT infrastructure support. Working with IIJ Global Solutions, REED ultimately chose to deploy the Nutanix solution.

REED organizes a portfolio of 500 events in 41 countries, staffed by 3,000 exhibition specialists annually. Its key market and IT Hub for the APAC region is based in Singapore, which oversees the company's information technology function across its corporate offices worldwide.